Navy Accepts 1st Zumwalt-class Stealth Destroyer

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    Osmanovic 1st Lieutenant

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    Navy Accepts First Zumwalt-class Stealth Destroyer

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    BATH, Maine -- Seven years after Bath Iron Works began work on the next-generation Zumwalt-class destroyer, the U.S. Navy on Friday accepted delivery of the first-in-class DDG 1000.

    Construction of the class of "stealth destroyers," which was truncated at three ships, will cost an estimated $12.74 billion.

    "Today the U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the most technically complex and advanced warship the world has ever seen," U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Jim Downey, DDG 1000 program manager, wrote in his blog about what he called "the world's greatest ship."

    A crew of 143 already has begun moving onto the 610-foot destroyer, which will remain at Bath Iron Works for a crew certification period, with commissioning scheduled for Oct. 15 in Baltimore. The Zumwalt then will head to its home port of San Diego, according to the Navy.

    "Zumwalt's crew has diligently trained for months in preparation of this day and they are ready and excited to take charge of this ship on behalf of the U.S. Navy," Capt. James Kirk, commanding officer of the future Zumwalt, said in a release. "These are 143 of our nation's finest men and women who continue to honor Admiral Zumwalt's namesake with their dedication to bringing this ship to life."

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    The beginning of a new era in US sea power and ship design....

    The Zumwalt-class will always be remembered as something like the HMS Dreadnought, a turning point in military shipbuilding. It will be interesting to see where this path takes us.
     
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    It'll be interesting to see where she gets deployed, my money's on East Asia but I wouldn't be surprised if she went on a tour to the Middle East either.
     
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    All 3 Zumwalts will be homeported in San Diego. So there first deployments will likely be to the Western Pacific.
     
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